Marine Corps Insider Threat Program
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What is an insider threat? Any person who has authorized access to US government resources to include personnel, facilities, information, equipment, networks, or systems AND uses his/her authorized access, wittingly or unwittingly, to do harm to the security of the United States. This threat includes potential espionage, violent acts against the Government or the Nation including terrorism, unauthorized disclosure of national security information, or the loss or degradation of departmental resources or capabilities.

Insider Threat Events

How can you identify an insider threat? There is no foolproof formula for identifying or predicting an insider threat; however, most maligned insiders exhibit risky behavior prior to committing adverse actions in the workplace.  Currently, there are ~130 Potential Risk Indicators (PRI) associated with insider threat.  Not all of these PRIs will be evident in every insider threat and not everyone who exhibits these behaviors is doing something wrong.  PRIs are clues that require critical thinking and analytic reasoning to determine their relatedness to the insider threat problem set.  A list of insider threat potential risk indicators can be found here.


1. If there are signs that an insider threat incident is imminent, a crime has already occurred, or if you have dire concerns for your safety or the safety of others, contact law enforcement immediately.

2. For non-imminent threats notify your Chain of Command, Command Security Manager, or designated Insider Threat Liaison.

3. Personnel working in an independent duty status can obtain assistance through the nearest available Security Manager, Contracting Officer Representative, or Facility Security Officer.

4.  For those of you with access to the world wide web, reporting can be accomplished through the following channels:

Eagle Eyes: Report suspicious activities or behaviors that may indicate criminal or terrorist activity. Every report is an important piece of the puzzle and will be reviewed by trained personnel.  Eagle Eyes analysts may contact you to verify/clarify the information you provide.

NCIS TIPS: Use this web/mobile application to safely, discreetly, and anonymously report criminal activity and force protection threats affecting the Navy and Marine Corps.

5. If none of the above listed options are available or you simply don't feel comfortable with utilizing them, assistance may also be obtained directly from the Marine Corps Insider Threat Program Hub by clicking here.

6. For additional information on Department of Defense Insider Threat reporting review the following DITMAC Reporting Thresholds and DoD Reporting Guidance.


Insider Threat Awareness
  • Presenters: Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE)
  • Description: This web-based course provides a thorough understanding of how Insider Threat Awareness is an essential component of a comprehensive security program. With a theme of "if you see something, say something," the course promotes the reporting of suspicious activities observed within the place of duty.
  • Intended Audience: All Marine Corps personnel (Active Duty/Civilian/Contractors)

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Points of contact

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         For general inquiries and administrative matters click here to contact Program Managment personnel.  
     local support
To improve the quality and responsiveness of Program capabilities, the Marine Corps Insider Threat Program established Regional Liaison Analysts positions in close proximity to major Marine Corps installations.  The intent of our Regional Liaison Analyst initiative is to provide Marine Corps commanders, supervisors, and prevention/security stakeholders direct access to Program analytic and training resources to support their risk mitigation responsibilities and processes.  Contact the Liaison Analyst supporting your region to learn more.
Insider Threat Liaison Analyst 


Ms. Delia Gardner


Mr. Jeremiah Gougeon
Mr. Joseph Borgardt
Marine Forces Reserve
Mr. Joseph Byrd
National Capital Region
Mr. Patrick Dauphinais



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